Day 1 Arrive into London
Arrive into London and check into the hotel on your own, anytime after 1500hrs.The rest of the evening is free to relax or explore this vibrant city on your own. Overnight at the hotel in London.
Day 2 Guided City Tour of London with Changing of Guards Visit to Lord’s Cricket Ground Visit to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum Ride on the London Eye Onto Holland by Overnight Ferry
After a continental breakfast, we check out and proceed for a guided panoramic tour of London. See the Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Nelson’s Column at Trafalgar Square, the statue of Eros at Piccadilly Circus, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the symbolic Tower Bridge, Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace with Changing of the Guards (If Operational). Next we proceed on a guided tour of one of the most famous sporting venues in the world - Lord’s. (Tours are subject to cancellation at very short notice. Restrictions apply surrounding match and event days.) We take you to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, the world’s largest exhibition of wax works. Later proceed to visit the British Airways London Eye by the river Thames. We then proceed to the Ferry Port at Harwich to board the overnight Ferry to Holland. Overnight on board the Ferry.
Day 3 Visit Madurodam Photostop at a Windmill Wooden Shoe Factory and Cheese Farm Canal Cruise of Amsterdam
After a buffet breakfast on board, we disembark at Hook of Holland and drive to The Hague - political capital of Netherlands and residence of the Queen. Here we visit Madurodam - Holland in miniature. Feel like a giant amidst models of palaces, canals, windmills, harbours, airports. We stop at one of the windmills - a symbol of the Netherlands, a splendid backdrop for a family photograph. Later, enjoy a demonstration on the art of making wooden shoes, at a wooden shoe factory. Avail of the opportunity to shop for wooden shoes and other Dutch souvenirs. Discover Amsterdam in a novel manner as we take you on a cruise along its canals, the best way to see this captivating city. Overnight at your hotel in Netherlands.
Day 4 Orientation Tour of Bruges Orientation Tour of Brussels Photo Stop at the Atomium
After a continental breakfast, drive to Bruges - ‘Venice of the North’. On arrival proceed on an orientation tour and see Church of ‘our Lady’, the Market square with the Belfry and the town Hall square with the Chapel of the Holy Blood. Pass the mediaeval overtones of cobblestone streets leading to countless historical, architectural and artistic wonders. Marvel at ornate houses lining intricate canals. Later, we proceed to Brussels on arrvial we proceed on an orientation tour. See the adorable Manneken Pis Statue, a charming fountain of a little boy, today the symbol of Brussels, the beautiful Grand Place, the Town Hall and Municipal Museum. Next, we stop at the Atomium, a structure representing the concept of an iron molecule enlarged 165 billion times. Later return to the hotel. Overnight at your hotel in Netherlands.
Day 5 Visit the Cologne Cathedral Romantic Rhine Cruise
After a continental breakfast, we check out and drive to Cologne, famous for Eau de Cologne, where we see the magnificent Cologne Cathedral. This 515 feet tall gothic Cathedral took six centuries to build and is Germany’s most visited monument. Later, we proceed for a cruise on the River Rhine. Enjoy the cruise as it takes you through the most romantic part of Rhine River, past the medieval castles, vineyards and quaint little towns. Overnight at your hotel in Germany.
Day 6 Visit Swarovski Crystal World Orientation Tour of Innsbruck Tyrolean Folklore Show
After a continental breakfast, we check out and begin our scenic journey to Austria. On arrival visit the Swarovski Crystals Museum, the amazing Crystal World Complex at Wattens. Here you have an opportunity to shop for the famous Swarovski crystals. Next on your orientation tour of Innsbruck, capital of the Tyrol province, see the Goldenes Dachl - the Golden roof, an ornate Gothic balcony, 17th Century fountain with the equestrian statue of King Leopold V, St. Anne’s Column and the Heiblinghaus, a building resembling a wedding cake. In the evening, we take you for a Tyrolean Folklore Show. Catch the spirit of Tyrol during an evening of traditional local entertainment. You’ll enjoy everything from authentic folk music and accompanying instruments to Tyrolean dancing. Overnight at your hotel in Innsbruck.
Day 7 Guided Tour of Ferrari Museum Leaning Tower of Pisa Piazalle Michelangelo in Florence
After a continental breakfast, we check-out and proceed to Maranello to visit the Ferrari Museum. On our guided tour of the Museum, you will be greeted by the beautiful F1, GT and sport cars that made history which will relive the great competitions of the past. See the technological innovations, some of which had made the transition from racing cars to road cars. Also view the prizes, photographs and other historical objects relating to the Italian motor racing industry. Later, we drive towards Pisa. On arrival, visit the “Field of Miracles” wherein stands the grand Romanesque Pisan styled marble Cathedral. See the Baptistery and the bell tower, known throughout the world as the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Remember to take a photograph of your family against this wonder of the world. We then journey towards enchanting Florence, the art capital of Italy. Take a breathtaking panorama view of Florence from the Piazalle Michelangelo. See an aerial view of the impressive Duomo, the imposing 14th century Palazzo Vecchio Tower and Ponte Vecchio, Florence’s most distinctive bridge on the Arno River. Overnight at your hotel in Florence.
Day 8 Onto Rome Visit Vatican Museum with Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Cathedral Guided City Tour of Rome Visit Trevi Fountain
After a continental breakfast, we check-out and drive to Rome. On arrival visit the world-renowned Vatican museum with Sistine Chapel, built between 1475 and 1483, in the time of Pope Sixtus IV. The Sistine Chapel is one of the most famous churches in the Western World. It has many beautiful frescoes, which depict the history of the universe, God and humanity. Do not miss the beautiful ceiling and also “The Last Judgement” painted on the altar by the renowned artist Michelangelo. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the world’s largest Cathedral, which will amaze you with its size, beauty and splendour. Later, on your Guided city tour of Rome, see Piazza Venezia, see the colossal Victor Emmanuel II Monument, built to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Italian reunification. See the gigantic Colosseum - symbol of Rome. It is said that when the Colosseum falls, Rome will fall and the world will follow. Also visit the famous Trevi Fountain - a roman legend assures your return to Rome if you throw a coin over your left shoulder into the fountain. Overnight at your hotel in Rome.
Day 9 Onto Venice Orientation Tour of Venice
After a continental breakfast, we check out and proceed to Venice, an archipelago of 118 islands, 150 canals and 400 bridges. We drive over Mussolini’s Bridge of Liberty and then take a boat ride over the Giudecca canal to St. Mark’s Square, the very heart of Venice. Here see the historic Ducal Palace, the infamous prison, the Bridge of Sighs, the exquisite Clock Tower and the baroque splendor of St. Mark’s Basilica. We then visit the Murano Glass factory where a master craftsman will demonstrate the art of creating the famous Venetian blown glass. We return to St. Mark’s Square, the most photographed Square in the world and soak in the unique atmosphere of this charming city. Overnight at your hotel in Padova / Venice.
Day 10 Orientation Tour of Milan Onto Switzerland
After a continental breakfast, we check out and proceed to Milan for an Orientation Tour of Milan city. Later we drive to Switzerland a country known for its spectacular mountain scenery, sparkling lakes and folklore traditions. Enjoy the journey as the scenery changes from the Italian to the Swiss alps. Overnight at your hotel in Switzerland.
Day 11 Mount Titlis with Ice- Flyer Ride, Titlis Cliff Walk and Lucerne
After a continental breakfast, we proceed on an exciting full day excursion to Mt. Titlis and Lucerne. We begin the tour with a visit to Mt. Titlis, which at 10,000 ft is the highest peak in central Switzerland. As you journey to Mt. Titlis through a series of three different cable car rides, you will be amazed as the scenery changes from green meadows, scenic lakes to snow clad mountains. See over 200 cable cars sporting different flags. Lookout for cable car number 73 that carries the Indian flag! The last leg of the ascent will be in the world’s first rotating cable car called the ‘Titlis Rotair’. At Mt. Titlis you have free time to play and enjoy in the snow, visit the Ice Cave or just relax at the restaurant. At the Terrace on top of the Mt. Titlis summit station, weather permitting, you could take an unforgettable ride on the “Ice- Flyer” an enclosed ski lift that travels only a few meters over the Titlis Glacier. Take a walk over ‘Titlis Cliff Walk’ which is the highest suspension bridge in Europe - at a stomach-turning 9,800 ft (3,000 m) above sea level. This 1 metre wide and 100 metres long bridge was built to mark the 100th anniversary of the area’s Engelberg-Gerschnialp cableway. We later proceed for an orientation tour of Lucerne, one of the six most frequently visited cities in the World. See the Lion Monument, ‘Lowendenkmal’ hewn from a limestone cliff to commemorate the bravery and loyalty of Swiss Guards. You may take a stroll across the Kappelbrucke - the world’s oldest covered wooden bridge, originally built in 1333 over the Reuss river. You have free time at Schwanenplatz to shop for Swiss army knives, chocolates, watches, souvenirs, etc. Overnight at the hotel in Switzerland.
Day 12 Day Free Suggested Excursion: Jungfraujoch and Interlaken
After a continental breakfast, the day is free OR we suggest a visit to Jungfraujoch and picturesque Interlaken. Our scenic drive to Lauterbrunnen, from where we board a train to Jungfraujoch the highest altitude railway station in Europe at 11,333 ft. takes us along lovely lakes and mountain passes. Marvel at the changes in alpine scenery as your charming cogwheel train takes you on a unique journey to Jungfraujoch, the very Top of Europe. Experience the magic of the mountains at the Sphinx Terrace. See the breathtaking Jungfrau Peak and the awesome Aletsch Glacier. Also, visit the Ice Palace, where you see a beautiful display of sculptures made of ice. Send a postcard to your friends and relatives from Europe’s highest altitude Post office. Enjoy an Indian vegetarian lunch at the Top of Europe. Thereafter we proceed to Interlaken, one of Switzerland’s best known health and pleasure resorts. There’s time to relax at the many cafes or shop for Swiss watches, chocolates, Swiss memorabilia, etc. Overnight at the hotel in Switzerland.
Day 13 Onto Paris Suggested Excursion: Gala Evening in Paris - Dinner at an Indian restaurant, Paradis Latin Show and an Illumination Tour
After a continental breakfast, we check out and say good bye to Switzerland and proceed to Paris. On arrival we check into the hotel. The evening is free to explore this glamorous city of lights on your own OR We suggest a ‘Gala Evening in Paris’ that includes dinner at an Indian restaurant and great entertainment at the Paradis Latin show. See the finest combination of beauty, rhythm and gaiety. Experience the charm of striking ballets, shimmering costumes and talented dance troupes. After the show, we take you on an Illumination tour of Paris. See the famous landmarks of Paris - the city of lights, magically lit up. A perfect end to this beautiful evening!!! Overnight at your hotel in Paris.
Day 14 Visit the Eiffel Tower level III Visit to Fragonard Perfume Museum Guided City Tour of Paris Enjoy Cruise on River Seine
After a continental breakfast, we take you to the level III of Eiffel Tower, from where a bird’s eye view will leave you breathless. Later we visit the famous Fragonard Perfume Museum. Seize opportunity to buy wide range of original and classic Fragonard Perfumes. We then proceed on a guided panoramic city tour of Paris. See Paris in all her charm, glamour and glory. See the Obelisk at Place de la Concorde, the largest and the loveliest of the Parisian squares and the majestic Arc de Triomphe. Also see the Champs Elysees, arguably the most well known avenue in the world, the magnificent Opera, the striking Town Hall, the National Assembly and the famous Notre Dame Cathedral. See the dome of the Invalides and the famous Ritz Hotel at Vendome Square. We then enjoy a cruise on the River Seine. Overnight at your hotel in Paris.
Day 15 Return Home with Wonderful Memories
After a continental breakfast, your Value “Best of Europe” Holiday ends as you check out of the hotel. Its time to say goodbye to all the new friends you have made.